Friday links: Battle of the freezers, a shocking recall, slim pickins

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Help! Should I Buy a Chest or Upright Freezer?

Another chapter in the epic saga of chest freezers vs. upright freezers. Based on the 23 comments left by readers of the Kitchn, I’d say upright won this battle. I agree. I like seeing all my frozen food at the same time, plus defrosting is a pain.

Samsung Over-the-Range Microwaves Recalled Due to Shock Hazard

We don’t really carry Samsung on our floor, though we can order nearly anything a customer requests, but this is important info to pass along. Hat tip goes to appliance blogger and kitchen designer Peggy Deras.

I have to say, I prefer the slightly irreverent take of Appliance Advisor.

24″ Ranges

Certified Kitchen Designer Ann Porter’s cracks a subtle funny in her latest blog at KitchAnn Style (“While the choices were once slim, today there are many to choose from”) and cooks up a smorgasbord of small space stoves.

Tips for winterizing your outdoor kitchen

Even if your “outdoor kitchen” consists only of a grill and a cooler, you’ll find some helpful, checklist-type tips (like removing the grates for cleaning and reseasoning the cooking surface) in this guest article by Kalamazoo Kitchens found in Kitchen & Bath Business.

The Secret Life of Your Dishwasher

Have you ever rearranged the dishes in a dishwasher because someone else loaded them “the wrong way”? Rejoice! There’s anal-retentive company; Real Simple created a reference exactly for that misguided someone (re: my boyfriend).

Practical tips on how to arrange casseroles and pots to maintain the stream of water beg to printed out and taped where he that someone will see them.

Hat tip to @cupboardsonline and @saintpetepaul on Twitter.

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